December 31, 2005

Mr. Right always left...

Happy Birthday, Mom
© Janelle Meraz Hooper, 1952

12-31-05-I love vintage photos. I took this one in 1952 with my Brownie camera—the same Brownie camera I write about in As Brown As I Want, The Indianhead Diaries. Mom always got dressed up and went out on Friday and Saturday night to look for Mr. Right, but he always left. Here, as I remember, she was waiting for her sister, who always took longer to get ready than my mother.
I remember the skirt she wore as if it were yesterday. It was a circle skirt, and she’d made it from polished cotton that had metallic gold accenting the blue and pink flowers.
Mom’s birthday was on the first of January, and we always celebrated for two days—the 31st and the 1st of January. The outfit she wore on New Year's Eve was always spectacular, and she designed it for the ballroom dancing that she loved.
turtle trivia-Buddhists believe in reincarnation, and often release turtles and other creatures into the wild as a religious observance.

Quote du jour:

“Never date a man whose hair is prettier than yours.” Advice from my mother…

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